Tips For Combining Window Treatments in Salt Lake City Homes02/14/2017Matt Thelander For some homeowners in Salt Lake City, one window treatment on certain windows might not satisfy. Whether it’s to achieve a particular look, increase the amount of heat and sunlight you can block, or any of a variety of other reasons, combining window treatments has become a common practice. So what are the window treatment combos that give your home the most stunning looks and top-notch window coverage? Let’s focus on some of the most popular pairings for Salt Lake City homes. Combining Plantation Shutters with Draperies Plantation shutters and drapes are one of the most fashionable and popular window treatment pairings we’ve seen in Salt Lake City homes. The reason they’re so often paired is simple: they give homeowners the largest amount of “wiggle room” with regards to light, privacy, and aesthetics. Plantation shutters are great for large windows, since they’re able to keep your privacy while also allowing a decent amount of light into your home. Occasionally, though, you might want to drop in a splash of color or add a mite more warmth to the space–that’s where a drapery can come in. An added drapery can offer your room some needed color, give your space a softer look, and provide a beautiful frame to your shutters. The drapes you pair with shutters don’t need to be heavy-duty, highly functional window treatments when combined with shutters, either. Even an accent drapery on either side of your window can get the job done, as your shutters give your windows more than enough protection. To see how influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise uses her plantation shutters with drapes, watch below. Combining Shades and Draperies A pairing of shades and draperies can give a room a classy look, perfect for living rooms or bedrooms. What gives this combination such a unique appeal is based in the differing textures you can end up with, particularly with roman or cellular shades. When you can complement colors but vary textures, you can make your room feel comfortable and sophisticated at the same time. Using Valances and Cornices with Other Window Treatments Although they’re not as frequently used as they once were, valances and cornices are still used in certain spaces, and can fulfill a great role when combined with the right partner. Like drapes do when paired with shutters, a valance or cornice is going to be your accent piece. We recommend utilizing an interesting color above with a more neutral window treatment, like Polywood® plantation shutters or faux-wood blinds. This kind of pairing works incredibly well in specialty rooms like the kitchen, where you’d benefit from a waterproof window treatment such as Polywood. Window Film Pairs with Any Window Treatment Back when it was first introduced, window film was just used to blacken windows, which was tricky since it could make a space feel somewhat lifeless and prevent you from seeing a clear view outside. The window film available today lacks these issues, as it blocks nearly 80% of solar energy without hindering your view with a layer of shade. That makes window film a great partner to other window treatments, because it can easily adhere to your window glass and drastically increase your window’s heat-blocking ability. Window film accomplishes all this while allowing you free reign in how you want to dress your window, whether you choose roller shades, plantation shutters, or any other window treatment. Could your space benefit from a new window treatment combination like one of the ones we’ve discussed? Call Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City at 801-515-3598 today to set up a free in-home window design consultation to begin giving your windows the treatment they need.